The Learning Specialist is a critical member of the Academic Mentorship Program (AMP) at Darrow. Academic mentoring at the Darrow School consists of educational training sessions that enable students to produce superior academic work. Utilizing their expertise in Special Education or related field, the Learning Specialist assists the Director of AMP in effectively evaluating students’ learning profiles and support needs. Specifically, the Learning Specialist administers and interprets formal assessments for reading and math skills, and formulates and provides suitable support plan. The Learning Specialist personally conducts mentoring sessions with individual students and small groups, specifically around reading and other targeted skills.The Learning Specialist also collaborates with the Director of AMP in providing professional development supports to members of the mentoring team.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, educational assessment, or a relevant related field (state certification not required)
Educational professional with at least three years’ experience in a learning support role
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all stakeholders, including administration, faculty, parents and students
Appreciation for the social-emotional aspects of school life, and a proven track record of building supportive social-emotional connections with colleagues and students
Track record of actively collaborating with teens to solve problems
Ability to drive the school’s vehicles; training will be provided
Ability to work outdoors
Valid driver’s license
Experience in a residential program for adolescents preferred
Good communications skills, both oral and written
Commitment to the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week life of a boarding school
An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school
See full information on position at https://www.darrowschool.org/Employment
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Please no phone calls.
About The Darrow School
Darrow School, a small independent, co-ed, boarding/day school for grades 9-12, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, offers an innovative, individually-focused college-preparatory curriculum, featuring a unique combination of dynamic classroom instruction, active learning, and environmental consciousness. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation. The School emphasizes differentiated instruction and student-centered, active learning as key teaching philosophies.
Darrow School faculty and staff are fully engaged in the life of a boarding school beyond the academic day as well, supporting students in a range of co-curricular programming, including athletics, residential life, weekend activities, and signature programs like Hands-to-Work, Winterm, and Spring Term. Darrow School’s mission is to create a community of learning able to empower students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.
Darrow School’s mission is to serve students with a wide variety of backgrounds ...and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.